Before You Write

Daring Woman is where women can go every day for fresh, inspirational, educational and motivational content that feeds their passions, interests, and attitudes.

As a contributor for us, your work will help inspire, motivate, educate and empower women to own who they are so they can lead happy, healthy, fulfilled lives.

Daring Woman is a platform that advocates for women, promotes women's stories, experiences, voices, and diversity.

 

Who is the Daring Woman reader?

The Daring Woman reader is diverse. She is you. She is me. She's your mom, sister, BFF,

daughter.

Our content speaks to all ages, sizes, beliefs. We focus on a positive self-image and empowerment.

We talk about sex, periods, menopause, husbands, kids, business. We talk about it all. We stand up for women's rights and equality, feminism and femininity.

Content

We want fresh perspectives on topics our readers care about. Don’t be afraid to be edgy and push the envelope. Our readers want bold and daring. Think out of the box. In fact, throw away the box.

Think classy, but fierce.

Your contributions should be:

fun
edgy
bold
daring
encouraging to women
powerful
empowering
relative
encompassing today's whole woman

Keep them positive. Remember you're talking to your girlfriends and giving them advice. Don't come across as a know-it-all.

Topics We Love

  • Personal development
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Health and wellness
  • Women issues
  • Weight loss
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Business
  • Nutrition
  • Recipes
  • Money
  • Sex

How to Submit

Proof your work. We expect polished, professional pieces submitted. Sloppy work won't be accepted by our editors. If your piece is filled with typos and/or errors, it will not be accepted.

Disclose any financial relationships. If you have a financial relationship with the companies or individuals you write about or link to, you must disclose this. Violation of this could lead to your article being removed from our site and even the end of your ability to contribute to the site.

We will not accept articles written because you received money from a business or person in exchange for writing about them. It is also against our policy for contributors to sell links in their articles to people or companies. Contributors found to be violating these policies will be banned from publishing in our network.

Tell us if it's timely. Articles with time sensitivity can move through the submission process more quickly. If there is a timely piece, (a Christmas piece, for example), please clarify that in your subject line.

Submit original work. We will check your submission. Work you didn't write is not acceptable. We don’t like leftovers. If your piece has been published elsewhere, please disclose that so we can backlink to the original work.

It’s not about you.  We know that you want to promote yourself, but your submission needs to entertain and educate our readers. Mentions of your company, book or skillset should be used to demonstrate your expertise on a topic. Articles that excessively promote your brand, company or product won't be published.

Bio: Be sure to include a short bio (100 words or less) with up to 3 links to your website/social media. Also send in a headshot.

First Time Submissions: Please send your query, along with your article in a Word document to editor@daringwomanmagazine.com. Do not send photos other than your headshot.

Once you have been accepted as a regular contributor, we will create an author account for you.

Daring Woman Media, Inc. assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photos.

Acceptance, Rights & Payment

Articles and stories accepted by Daring Woman Media, Inc. become the property of Daring Woman Media, Inc. and may not be repurposed or republished without our express, written permission.

We do not pay for articles written for us.

Articles are usually read within two weeks of submission.

We do not send rejection letters. If you do not get an acceptance email from us within 60 days, we have not accepted your query and you are free to use that content as you wish.

FAQ

  • q-iconWill I be paid if you accept my submission?

    No. At this time we do not offer monetary compensation for any submitted pieces that we publish.

  • q-iconHow long until I hear if my piece has been published?

    You should hear from our editors within 2 weeks of submitting your piece. If you do not hear from us after 60 days, we have decided to not use your piece.

  • q-iconCan I publish my submission elsewhere?

    Once you submit your piece to our site, it becomes our property. If it is published, you may post it elsewhere with the byline: Originally published on Daring Woman Media and a link to your post on our site.

    If your post is not accepted, then we will relinquish our right to it and you are free to post wherever you please.

  • q-iconHow long should my piece be?

    Your submission should be a minimum of 500 words and no longer than 1200 words.